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Kuwait participates in Venice''s 13th Int''l Architecture Exhibit

By Mahdi Al-Nimer

(with photos) VENICE, Italy, Aug 26 (KUNA) -- Kuwait National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters (NCCAL) is participating in the 13th International Architecture Exhibition (La Biennale di Venezia), which started its official activities here on Sunday.
In the presence of the Biennale's Chairman Paolo Baratta, chief supervisor of the exhibition and representatives of participating countries, the pavilion review process was launched by the technical evaluation committee in Giardini della Biennale and Arsenale, the old armory, which hosts the Kuwaiti pavilion.
The 13th International Architecture Exhibition entitled 'Common Ground' is organized to highlight and stress the presence of architectural culture, which is not confined to individual creations, but also the rich heritage of different ideas.
Moreover, Kuwait is participating in this significant international forum in Asenale, the special pavilion, which includes (Kathra), a long term project that will host discussions, workshops and events.
In addition, some 40 Kuwaiti artists and architects, including architect Zahra Ali Baba and Deema Al-Ghunaim are participating in this exhibition to shed light on the Kuwaiti pavilion.
Their participation has been praised and supported by the Kuwaiti Municipality and the Ministry of Public Works among others..
It is scheduled for the representatives of NCCAL and head of the Kuwaiti delegation, during the opening of the Kuwaiti pavilion and Kathra gallery next Tuesday evening, to inaugurate the Kuwaiti pavilion.
The Biennale is scheduled to run until November 25, 2012. (end) mn.ba KUNA 261553 Aug 12NNNN